Παρασκευή, 27 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

New Year's Eve nails




Trying to decide which one I like the most...!
I will probably end up with No.1

xoxo

Τρίτη, 19 Νοεμβρίου 2013

Sweet carrot with yogurt

I have never posted a recipe in my blog so far. Although I love cooking, I do not have the time with the job and the school and... life to do it. But this is a recipe that needs to be out there.

It's a traditional Greek recipe for a teaspoon sweet with a twist.

We have grown up here with fruits in a spoon sweets (that is the exact translation of these category of sweets in Greece). And because they were so common and you could find them everywhere - all grandmothers had at least 4 different homemade flavours of them in their kitchen - I snobbed them. But now that grandmothers are not around anymore and they are not so common anymore something happens everytime I find one.



They are simple to make (well most of them - because some fruits need special preparation to stay crunchy after their cooking in syrup), extra delicious and quite healthy - they only have sugar .
(*Yes,I wanna live in a world that sugar is healthy!)

Recently I have tasted in a restaurant a sweet based on this idea but not with a fruit but with carrots!!
And it was completely and uterly delicious! It blew my mind!
Combined with yogurt the result was almost divine - I love sweet and sour tastes.

Below you can find the recipe that I will absolutely try :: as soon as I find the time ://


Ingredients:

 1kgr carrots washed,cleaned and shredded 
 1kgr white granulated sugar 
 1lt water 
 2 teaspoons vanilla powder 
 15 pieces of cloves 
 1 lemon (the juice of it)

Preparation:

1. In a large saucepan put water to cover half of the pan and as soon as the water starts boiling we add the shredded carrot inside. We leave it to cook for 12 minutes and then we drain the water.

2. We put in a different saucepan the 1lt of water, the sugar, vanilla, cloves and we constantly stiring it with a wooden spoon. After 25 minutes we also add the lemon juice and 10 minutes after that we add also the carrots. We leave it with all the ingredients to cook for about 10 minutes more and maybe a little bit longer. We observe the consistency of the syrup to understand when it will be ready.

3. To check if the sweet is ready we check the syrup. We remove the spoon that we are stirring the sweet with and we drop a small drop of syrup on a plate. The drop must stay round and firm. It must not loose its form. If the result is watery we continue the boiling of the ingredients for some minutes more and we repeat the check.

4. We store the sweet in airtght jars.

5. Once it is cool you can serve it on any amount of greek yogurt that you prefer. 




This is what you can  find - ready to go - in any traditional Greek culinary store.
If you ever come in Greece choose your favourite fruit and enjoy!
My favourites : bitter orange, quince, pumpkin - yeap all the strange ones / I needed google translate to find the name of the first two in English (wOw)!


xoxo

Δευτέρα, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2013

YouTube beauty channels I follow!

1. Zoella




2. Nicole Guerriero





3. Clothes encounters






4. Bethany Mota







5. MakeUp by Alli





6. Andrea's Choice







7.  Michelle Phan






Παρασκευή, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2013

Sneakers love

Last year was all about the wedge sneakers (::still love you my gorgeous shoes!!).

But now I have found a new love.


Blue velvet Sneakers with golden details by Giuseppe Zanotti.
(This is what shoe-porn means!)

The price of them is extraordinary so I have found an alternative choice by H&M at almost 30€ :


Hope I will find them in a store.

xoxo





Κυριακή, 20 Οκτωβρίου 2013

My mobile phone history



I am searching for a new mobile phone since my current one (that I absolutely adore) is facing his final days/weeks (unfortunately - but it was with me for 3,5 years, survived a underwater challenge, a dog attack and more falls from an substancial height than I can count) so it was about time to say goodbye.
And while being in search for a proper heir to my love I was thinking about the phones that I owned since the beginning. And it was a challenge to remember them all from 2000 till this day.
I succeed in finding my list of them all and they do deserve a blog post since I loved them all and spent with them every day all day for the time that we were together.

Which one will/should be added to the pic?

xoxo


Τετάρτη, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

2013 H&M Design Awards - Behind the Scenes of Minju Kim Look Book Shoot



This new collection for H&M from the winner of the H&M design awards looks amazing! Love the mix of pastel and bold colours and prints, the silhouettes of the items ! Wonder when these will be store available!

xoxo

Πέμπτη, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

"Dress to kill" YouTube obsession!

So obsessed now with Glamour Magazine's  "Dress to kill" youtube show!
Love the idea! A show with focus on styling!Fun and quick episodes and I always want more.
Also fan of Whitney Port's style here!

See below links for all episodes - so far ! 

WE. WANT. MORE!





xoxo

Κυριακή, 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

#PLLreaction WorldWarA for EzrA


Yesterday I saw the last episode of Pretty Little liars first half of season 4 - 4x12.
And after the first shock of the finale (spoiler alert:::) that EzrA is A,
this is my #PLLreaction tweet for the news!
Go Ateam! Go black hoodies!
(What if he is a creepy pedofile high school teacher that messes around with a number of his underaged students -Alison was 14 when he met her!!!- and pays people to videotape young girls in their rooms getting undressed - omg the case in this tv series is completely twisted and certainly in most of the world is a felony- yet everybody loves the Aria+Ezra romance). 
Everything is excused because he is cute! (OMG!!)

Even though, can't wait to see the next two hour halloween episode on 22nd October.
But as much as I would want to have A revealed, I really believe that is gonna be a twist...
A lot of theories in the web around Aria. With a lot of solid clues!
And now Alison is back in the game for good!

So eager to see how it will continue!

xoxo



15/09/2013

Κυριακή, 25 Αυγούστου 2013

In Black and White



There is something with black and white photos that always look
better than the coloured ones.

Tried a new (coloured) makeup look here - not sucessfully - so black and white was
a better way to go!

xoxo

Πέμπτη, 27 Ιουνίου 2013

Τρίτη, 25 Ιουνίου 2013

Love this dress!!!


What a mess in da house!!! 
Need my day off for a laundry day...
And maybe it will turn to be a laundry week...
This is what it happens when there is a baby dog 
in my (small) house...
Tomorrow!

P.S. Isn't this basic H&M dress amazing??





xoxo

Τρίτη, 18 Ιουνίου 2013

Going to work outfit


Pink top, black skirt, white (new) shoes.
Yes, the room is a mess!!
*And the one to blame can be seen in the photo!
*My legs look thiner also! Yeah! Nice photo ankle!
*Elastic band on the hand as a bracelet... :o I must stop doing that!
-It looks awful!

xoxo


Δευτέρα, 10 Ιουνίου 2013

Note to self



Agree!

xoxo

Note to self : : Style



xoxo

Things I am gratefull for....

Well, today was a strange day.
When I see people that I knew in the past, how they evolved -or not- in their life, it always makes me think of what I expected it from them and how it actually turned out.
And it also makes me think about how much I have changed from the time I knew them.
Today was one of those days. I randomly saw an old friend, we talked and I started thinking how different I am from that time. 5 years have passed and the girl I was back then is so distant to me now.
And it is so great that I saw how far I got.

1 - I am independent (girl power yeah!).



2- I am wiser (not wise - too far from that still)



3 - I learned from my mistakes (I still need to act on one more).



4 - I am self aware (unfortunately I know all my bad sides).





5 - I choose to do things that make me happy!


6 - I want my money where I can see it : : hanging in my closet - my choice!



7 - My job is not the best but I really like doing it!



And I am making one mid-year resolution:

I have more things to be gratefull about than to be sad !

Today I am happier!

xoxo








New in - ZARA shoes!!

Κυριακή, 26 Μαΐου 2013

DIY Clutch American Apparel Leather Pouch How to Make



This is great diy because first it looks so easy 
and second the bag is such a basic piece 
- in all of the colours that  I can see in the video-
that it can be combined with so many 
looks !
And the total cost will not be greater that 10€.

xoxo

How to make a DIY Stella McCartney Falabella bag: Fashion Attack




The original bag from Stella McCartney is in the wanted list 
for a lot of us.
But this diy looks so amazingly simple and fast to make with 
only a chain and the fabric.
And by changing the fabric that you can use
there can be so many different styles!
*I will find time next week and try to search 
for the materials and give it a try.

xoxo

DIY EASY No Sew Cute Cross Body Mini Purse/Clutch {How to MAKE}



With some counting for the dimensions and cutting and 
attention to the details this diy turns up really nice!!

xoxo

DIY: Coloured Keys ♡ Spice Up Your Keychain!



Wow!
This has left me in an aw!
How easy!!?

Keys here I come!!!!

xoxo

DIY Bow Ring



This one is a little bit more polished that the previous one!

xoxo

DIY 3 Wire Rings (Spiral, Bow, and Heart)



So simple in making!
And they are so perfectly imperfect!

xoxo

DIY Stackable Bracelet #3: Dainty Wire Bangles




DIY fever!!

xoxo

DIY Circle Droopy Flowers Embellished Tank Top


+1 xoxo

DIY Tattoo tights




I have seen in Romwe e-shop some amazing tattoo tights with great graphic desighns.
But it was around 15$/12€ for one, and I am absolutely positive that it will last
for me only one time. So I did not buy them.
But now I have found this super duper amazing diy video to make myself one
only with a nude tight and a fabric market (that I will search from ebay, I am sure that
I can find a cheap black one).
How much I love youtubers!!!

xoxo

✂How To Make Bow Clutch/HandBag



Love this DIY!!
When will I have the time to make it!??? Pffff!

xoxo
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